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Fighting continues in Al-Jawf, casualties mounting

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Yemen Times

Bassam Al-Khameri (author)

SANA’A, Aug. 25—Tribesmen in Al-Jawf governorate attacked Houthi posts in Al-Ghail district on Sunday night and Monday morning, leaving two tribesmen killed and six others injured, according to Saleh Al-Rawsa, the leader of the popular committees in Al-Jawf.

Al-Rawsa told the Yemen Times that the popular committees took over Houthi posts and killed several Houthis, adding that the number of Houthi casualties is unknown as Houthi members took the bodies.

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Al-Ghayl Conflict IDPs Rapid Assessment Report, 25th August, 2014

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Islamic Help

Background

The conflict of Al-Ghayl which is mainly between Al-Islah and Al-Houthis has resulted in the displacement of 90% of residents (total population 1,309 HHs and 10,436 individuals) from Al-Ghail district and the closure of routes leading to the district and Al-Jawf governorate. The district has high strategic value as the main road route to Al-Jawf from Sana'a and Ma'arib pass through the area and controlling the route will provide a military and strategic advantage.

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Yemen Remote Monitoring Update August 2014

Persistent conflict and recent withdrawal of fuel subsidies continue to exacerbate Crisis-level food insecurity crisis

Key Messages

Persistent conflict continues to displace households in central areas of Yemen, disrupting livelihood strategies and reducing the ability for households to meet their basic food and non-food needs. In July, more than 10,000 people were displaced due to conflict.

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September 2014 Special Update – Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict

On 1 July 2014, the UN Secretary-General submitted his 13th annual report on children and armed conflict to the Security Council, pursuant to SCR 2068. The Council will discuss the report during a debate on children and armed conflict on 8 September 2014 hosted by the United States.

Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict urges the Security Council to commit to the following actions to strengthen implementation of the Children and Armed Conflict agenda:

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Consensual, Yemeni-led political process only peaceful exit to current crisis: UN envoy

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UN News Service

26 August 2014 – The United Nations envoy to Yemen today expressed concern over the high level of unrest in the country which he says is probably the most serious since the beginning of the political transition in 2011.

Briefing reporters in the capital, Sana’a, Jamal Benomar said that in recent weeks he had been in consultations with various political leaders, trying to facilitate negotiations and help reach consensus on a peaceful solution to the current crisis.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 20-26 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Somalia + 4 others
In the Horn of Africa, Saudi's Mass Deportations Have Devastating Impact

In November of 2013, the government of Saudi Arabia began expelling large numbers of foreign nationals, including some 550,000 Yemenis, 180,000 Ethiopians, and 36,000 Somalis. While there has been little international attention or condemnation of these deportations, the returning individuals and their countries of origin have suffered many logistical, economic, and social ramifications due to this decision.

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Yemen fuel subsidy cuts hit poor hardest

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IRIN

SANA'A, 25 August 2014 (IRIN) - A sharp increase in fuel prices threatens to plunge hundreds of thousands of Yemenis into poverty and food insecurity in the Arab world's poorest country - particularly if regular welfare payments to Yemen's poorest people continue to be dispersed erratically, aid organizations have warned.

The government's decision to slash fuel subsidies has set off a wave of discontent, with major protests in the capital Sana'a over the past week calling for the cuts to be reversed and the government to be dissolved.

IRIN:

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Rival Yemeni protests as talks with Shiite rebels fail

08/24/2014 19:16 GMT

by Hammoud Mounassar

SANAA, August 24, 2014 (AFP) - Rival protests stoked up tension in Yemeni capital Sanaa on Sunday as a presidential negotiating team abandoned talks with Shiite rebels, accusing them of seeking to ignite a war.

President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi urged "vigilance and increased preparation to face any options that could be imposed" on Yemen, at a meeting with the supreme security and military committee, state news agency Saba reported.

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How Humanitarian Aid is Making a Difference [EN/AR]

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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UN envoy in Yemen calls for constructive cooperation, peaceful solution to crisis

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UN News Service

22 August 2014 – Amid escalating tensions and ongoing political instability in Yemen, the United Nations envoy to the country today urged all the parties to move the political process forward by addressing the roots of the current turmoil through comprehensive dialogue.

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Global Humanitarian Overview - Status Report, August 2014

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102 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance compared to 81 million in December 2013. Global financial requirements to cover humanitarian needs rose from $12.9 billion to $17.3 billion now.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Yemen armed forces on alert as rebel deadline nears

08/21/2014 19:29 GMT -

SANAA, August 21, 2014 (AFP) - President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi urged Yemen's armed forces Thursday to "raise their level of vigilance" on the eve of the expiry of a rebel deadline for the government to quit.

However, Hadi also sent a delegation to Shiite Zaidi rebel commander Abdulmalik al-Huthi in his Saada stronghold north of Sanaa to invite his group to talk and urge them to join a national unity government.

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Communique of Ministerial Meeting on the Somali Refugee Situation commits to fresh impetus for durable solutions for Somali refugees

Statement by the Governments of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda and Yemen; the African Union; the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development; the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia; the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa; and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees upon conclusion of Ministerial Meeting of the High Commissioner’s Global Initiative on Somali Refugees in Addis Ababa on 20 August 2014

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More than 14 mln Yemenis need urgent aid -- EC

SANAA, Aug 20 (KUNA) -- The European Commission sounded the alarm on Wednesday that up to 14.5 million Yemenis are in need for urgent humanitarian aid.

The EC, in a statement, circulated here, said it had earmarked euro 33 million worth of aid for the Yemeni Government to secure food for those in need.

Securing food is a major challenge facing some 10.5 million Yemenis and number of children suffering from acute malnourishment jumped to 1.6 million this year, it warned.

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Thousands of armed rebels flood Yemen capital

08/20/2014 15:05 GMT

by Hammoud Mounassar

SANAA, August 20, 2014 (AFP) - Thousands of armed Shiite rebels in Yemen strengthened their positions in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday as they pressed their campaign to force the government to resign, AFP correspondents witnessed.

The rebels have been fighting an off-conflict with government troops in the northern mountains for the past decade but analysts warned their bid for a greater share of power in a promised new federal Yemen was creating a potentially explosive situation.

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Yemen Situation Report 01-15 August 2014

WFP’s new Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation started in July, supporting a gradual shift from relief to recovery for six million people over two years. In August, WFP plans to reach 2.5 million people.

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Armed Yemeni rebels in Sanaa sit-ins ahead of Friday deadline

08/19/2014 14:28 GMT

SANAA, August 19, 2014 (AFP) - Hundreds of armed Shiite rebels staged sit-ins on Tuesday on the outskirts of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, where supporters are mobilising in a campaign for the fall of the government by Friday.

Activists in the Ansarullah, or Huthi, rebellion put up dozens of tents at the western edge of Sanaa.

Guarded by hordes of armed men, other rebels were busy erecting similar camps in the north and south of the city, AFP journalists reported.

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Passionate to Save Lives: Conversations with CARE Humanitarians

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CARE

This World Humanitarian Day, CARE Canada is calling on governments and international actors to show a renewed commitment to the protection of humanitarian aid workers everywhere.

“With the recent Ebola outbreak, the ongoing crises in Gaza, South Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and so many other places, humanitarians continue to provide crucial life-saving assistance amidst extremely challenging, sometimes dangerous, circumstances,” said Gillian Barth, president and CEO of CARE Canada.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.